Nicholas McDonald has landed himself a new job in America- working on a cruise ship.

The X Factor star has signed an eight-month deal to perform on Carnival Cruises as the ships tour the Caribbean.

The 20-year-old Wishaw signer was spotted by the company's musical director after she watch him do a Facebook Live.

Once Nicholas' visa comes through he will jet off to Miami for rehearsals. He will then join the 1000-strong crew on board the 70,000 ton cruise ship Paradise.

He told the Daily Record: "I'll be going to the Bahamas and other places I thought I would never see in my life.

"To go and sing on a boat and see the world, why would you not do it? I'm still only 20. It's such a great opportunity."

Nicholas will be performing up to five shows a week with a full-scale brass band.

Nicholas shot to fame in 2013 when he left school to take part in the X Factor where he came second in competition to Sam Bailey.